Equalizer International provides expert advice on flange alignment and flange spreading at AOG 2014
Equalizer International directors Ian McCormick and Bob Stephen attended the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) in Perth, Australia in February 2014 which attracted a record number of unique visitors as well as over 550 exhibitors from 15 different countries worldwide.
Ian and Bob joined Australian partner Specialised Force at their stand to demonstrate a selection of the EqualizerTMrange of products to visitors and to provide expert advice on a wide range of flange alignment, flange spreading and flange pulling issues and best practice methods for flange joint maintenance.
The EqualizerTM range of products offers a range of industries including oil & gas, innovative solutions to help tackle flange maintenance challenges and improve safety by eliminating risks associated with traditional practices.
AOG was an excellent platform for Specialised Force to bring their demonstration rig to provide a hands-on experience for people who visited the stand to see the SWi Innovative range of hydraulic and mechanical spreading tools along with the FA4TM (pictured) and FA9TE flange alignment tools in action.
Following the success of AOG, Specialised Force also attended the two day Safety in Action event in Darwin which ran from 19th to 20th March attracting 90 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors to this inaugural trade show.
The event, presented by the Safety Institute of Australia, was the perfect occasion to show Equalizer’s range of flange alignment, flange spreading and flange pulling tools developed to provide improved safety solutions encountered
in a number of different industries – from oil to water, mining to petrochemicals, gas to nuclear – where flanges are in use.
In particular, the EqualizerTM SWi Innovative range of flange spreading wedges has less moving parts and no finger pinch points along with forged key components for strength and reliability. These work well with the belief that safety knowledge, training and quality equipment which the organisers consider to be “…paramount to continuing the positive trend…” of the steady decline in Darwin’s workplace fatality and injury rates which has been identified over the past 5 years.
Mike Grima, of Specialised Force commented that EqualizerTM range had been “…received very well.”
Please click here to see the video produced by Informa Australia (the Equalizer sections run 0:55 to 1:10 minutes in).
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